Showing posts with label preschool. Show all posts
Showing posts with label preschool. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Free Printable Fingerprint Birthday Cards

Is a birthday coming up?  Looking for a neat birthday card idea?  Well, here are two free birthday card ideas (and 2 free printables!) that you might like.  Aren't these fingerprint birthday cards adorable?  Friends and guests can decorate a card with colorful fingerprints to make these special balloon and birthday cake cards.   

Free Printable Fingerprint Birthday Cards


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Monday, August 29, 2016

Spooky Chalk Stencil Halloween Haunted Houses

Ok.  I realize that Halloween is several months away.  But I made this city skyline scene with my son and thought... wait a moment... this would be a great Halloween craft to do with kids!   Whaddya think?  The chalk gives the picture an eerie feeling... don't you think?

Oooooh!  Spooky Chalk Stencil Haunted Houses

Spooky City Skylines- Easy Halloween chalk project for kids

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cereal Box Pizza Craft

Mama Mia!  Today it's all about pizza!  Yup.  Pizza is one of our favorite foods so we recently did a really cute recycled craft and made some cardboard pizzas!

Cardboard Pizza Craft Art Project

Cardboard Cereal Box Pizza Art and Craft Project for Kids
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

How to fold an Easy Origami School Bus (And a book list)

School is right around the corner.  Eeek.  Are you ready?  We're excited and nervous around here to finally be going to "big kid school."   Ever since we folded Origami Yoda and Origami Pikachu together, my son's really been into origami crafts.  To go along with the back-to-school theme, we recently folded these origami school buses together.

Easy Origami School Bus Tutorial


How to Fold an Origami School Bus with kids
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Outer Space Kids Jewelry

As a kid I adored watching Ms. Frizzle.   Her crazy hair, her awesome outfits, her magic bus, her love of science... gosh. What wasn't there to love?  Well, today I'm sharing this awesome STEM inspired craft.  We're tapping into our inner science nerds and making some space inspired jewelry with the kiddos!  (Ok, who am I kidding... this would be an awesome craft for any space-loving adults too!)

How to Make Outer Space Planet and Galaxy Jewelry

How to Make Clay Planet and Galaxy outer Space Jewelry with Kids

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So grab your Sculpey Clayfavorite Magic School Bus books, and visit DIY Candy today to learn how to make your very own spacey clay jewelry!

More Space Themed Crafts

Happy making, friends!

How to Make Clay Planet and Galaxy outer Space Jewelry with Kids

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sparkly, Colorful Peel and Stick Window Mosaics

Sparkly and colorful- this removable window cling craft was one of our favorites this summer!  We love doing mosaic crafts over here with kiddos.  There's something super neat about putting tiny pieces together to create a lovely design or picture. And this craft takes mosaics to the next level.  Kids can make their own mosaic pieces AND create beautiful stick and peel mosaics on windows!

How to Make Peel and Stick Window Mosaics! 


How to make Sparkly Peel and Stick Window Clings with Kids- Fun Art Project
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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Easy Origami Yoda Tutorial

So... I folded this origami pikachu with my son.  And after folding it together, it suddenly dawned on me.  If I just tweaked the ears to my original directions, I could make a Yoda instead.  (What?  Love it when those "aha!" moments hit.)  If  you're a Star Wars lover (or raising some little Star Wars lovers), definitely check today's post out.  Tada!  I'm sharing my easy instructions for folding an origami Yoda!

How to Fold Origami Yoda (The Super Easy Way)

Instruction showing how to fold a super easy origami Yoda Tutorial- Great kids craft for all ages

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Easy Origami Pikachu Tutorial

So what's up with this new Pokemon Go phenomena?  We don't play over here, but we keep reading everywhere that it's THE game to play.  We recently showed my preschooler the first episode of Pokemon and he fell in love with Pikachu.  Pikachu was always my favorite too, so it was neat to share that with him.  We recently made this super easy origami pikachu together.  (Oh yes! Another paper folding craft!)  It was so much fun I thought I'd share the step-by-step directions over here!  

How to Fold an Origami Pikachu

How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers
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(And yes.  These instructions are so easy that even an almost 5 year old can make it!)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dip Dye Kids Art Project

If you're looking for the easiest, funnest, cheapest, and most colorful kids summer art project... you're at the right place.  We've been dying up a storm over here and turning plain old paper towels into lovely dip dye art!

How to Make Dip Dye Art With Kids


Dip Dye Art with Kids- A great alternative to tie dying this summer!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sparkly Sand Castle Art

Hello everyone!   How has your summer been so far?  Visited the beach yet?  Well... today's craft is a beach-inspired one. Today we're sharing a fun sand castle summer craft.  All you need is some sand and some glue and tada!  You've got an easy breezy summer art project perfect for kids for all ages!

Let's Make Some Sparkly Sand Art


sparkly sand castle art - great kids art project
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Build Your Own Unique Wooden Car

Ever since my eldest son was young, he LOVED cars.  Is your child that way too?  Then you'll understand why we've done a ton of car crafts over here on the blog.  And boy are you in for a treat with today'd post.  Tada!  My husband and son designed and built their very own wooden car... for free!

  Let's Build A Wooden Car!

Raid your tool chest and leftover bits to build your own wooden race car- great STEM activity for kids
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Family Watercolor Hand print Art

I'm always a bit nervous about transitions in life.  And having a new baby has certainly been a humongous transition for our whole family.  Diapers, giggles, crying, baby snuggles... we're still trying to find our new groove as a family of four.  So I came up with this hand print art project to do with my eldest son.  Despite all the crazy chaos that this stage of life brings, I still wanted to celebrate our family.

Family Watercolor Hand Print Art  


Kids Abstract Hand Print Watercolor Art Project that celebrates family
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tape Resist Dinosaur Bone Art (And our favorite 10+ Dinosaur Books!)

I love it when an art and science combine to create a beautiful and easy kids STEM project. When I was growing up science, math, and art were always treated as fairly different topics.  And I get why they taught us that way... it's easier and we get to dig down deep into each one.  But I wish that my kid self also experienced how all three things topics were linked.  Don't artist use math and science when making art?  Isn't there beauty in math and science? Certainly!  And so my inner nerd and artist gets very excited when my son and I do a project that touches on what seem to be different areas.

Ok... but I digress.  Recently my son and I visited our local natural history museum's dinosaur exhibit and marveled at the size and design of t-rex bones.  (Gosh.  Those are some ferocious creatures!  So glad they don't live today.  Eeek.)  So, inspired by that visit and this awesome human skeleton tape resist painting idea, we made our own very beautiful and scientific tape resist dinosaur bone skeleton paintings! 

Tape Resist Dinosaur Bone Paintings 


tape resist dinosaur bone paintings for preschool STEM and ART project
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

100 Color Challenge

Ever wonder just how big 100 really is?  Lately my son and I have been talking about numbers.  While small numbers are easy to imagine... large numbers always seem quite vague.  100?  1,000?  1,000,000?  10,000,000?  We just don't have much experience dealing with numbers larger than 20 in the real world.  So I came up with this really easy combination math activity and art activity.  We challenged ourselves to make 100 colors together!

100 Color Challenge!


100 Color Challenge- See what 100 looks like with this great math and art activity for preschoolers and kindergarters!
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

30+ Awesomely Unique and Fun Paper Plate Crafts for Kids!

It's no secret that I LOVE paper plate crafts!   Wanna make my heart sing?  Hand me a bunch of blank paper plates.  Seriously.  No joke. (Ok- Crafter confessional here- I've even snuck interesting paper plates out of parties before to craft with... shhhh... )

If you follow me on Instagram you'll see that I'm this week's #kidscrafts101 judge! Yup!  Every week there's a fun challenge to craft with a different material.  This week's theme is... drum roll please... paper plates! I know all of you and your kids have such creative ideas, so I'd love to see your ideas on IG!  (Just use the #kidscrafts101 so I can see your great ideas!)

And in honor of this week's theme, I thought I'd also share my absolute favorite paper plate crafts!

30+ Super Fun and Unique Paper Plate Crafts for Kids!


30+ Super Fun and Unique Paper plate Crafts for Kids
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Weaving Cute Baby Turtles Using God's Eye Weaving Pattern

Looking for some fun and unique summer crafts to do with the kiddos?   Me too! School is almost over and I've got summer crafts on my mind!  Today I'm sharing this fun twist on a God's Eye weaving craft.  (Remember collecting sticks and making those in summer camp?)  But, instead of making the traditional 2 stick version, we recently made a fun 3 stick version.... that also happens to look like a tiny baby turtle!

(Aww, aren't they cute?  My preschooler was in looove with these.)

Weaving Cute Baby Turtles Using God's Eye Weaving Pattern



How to make popsicle turtles using three sticks and God's Eye Weaving Pattern

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Let's design a zoo! (And our 15+ favorite zoo books!)

Are you looking for an easy, open-ended prompt to encourage children's play and creativity?  How about a building challenge?  We've designed and built playdough and rock houses , cardboard bridgesboats from recycled materials, and super hero hideouts.  Today, we're designing and building a zoo!

Designing a Zoo with Kids!


Designing a zoo with kids- Great STEAM project for kids of all ages, plus our 15+ favorite zoo books


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Button Collages

Ever get in a funk with your art ideas?  Lack of sleep, a teething baby, and a sporadically sore back have made it such an effort to pull out the art and craft supplies. So instead of more structured art projects, we've been going the more open-ended  process art activity route.  (Basically I just throw a couple of art supplies on the table and then see what we end up with.)  Recently I pulled out a bunch of old thrifted buttons and gave the challenge to "create art with buttons."  Here's what we came up with!

Invitation to Create with Buttons

Invitation to create with buttons- make button art collages with the kids

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cardboard and Safety Pin Charm Necklace

Sometimes the best crafts are the easiest ones.  Today I wanted to share this really easy cardboard and safety pin necklace.  My younger son is currently teething, so I just needed something quick and fun for my eldest and I to make together.  This colorful and easy jewelry craft fit the bill!

Cardboard and Safety Pin Necklaces   

Super cute and fun kids craft- cardboard and safety pin charm necklace
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Friday, May 6, 2016

"Family" Pop Art Coloring Page

Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday!  Kiddos can spend some quality time coloring and practicing their letters with mom with this free printable coloring sheet!

"Family" Pop Art Coloring Page  

Free Family word Pop Art Coloring Pages- print and color with the kiddos!
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